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Nov. 25th, 2007


Snack Recall in Israel

Babma, Bissli & Dubonim Recall Ordered

The Osem food company has announced that it is recalling tens of thousands of bags of Bamba, Bissli, and Dubonim snacks from store shelves across Israel.

According to multiple media reports, the snacks containa prize necklace which was discovered to contain 3.5 times the permissible amount of lead in them.

Customers who have already purchased the snacks and saved the necklaces are urged to throw the prizes out. The bags are labeled (in Hebrew) as containing a "toy necklace. Not intended for children under six."

"I don't think a recall is warranted, but I'm doing it because I was instructed to," Osem CEO Aviezer Kaplan told Haaretz. "All the experts we checked with say there is no danger to public health."

The recall was ordered by the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry.

(Source: Haaretz / Jpost)

Oct. 14th, 2007



Free Job Fair Thursday Oct 18 from 6-9pm

at Merkaz Hamagshimim- Hadassah, Dor V'dorshav St #7a, Jerusalem (bus
18, 14 or 4 to Emek Refaim) in conjunction with the AACI.

For job seekers ages 19-35, including students, those who recently
completed the army, olim and Israelis.

The Fair will include companies from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, including
Comverse, Teva Pharmaceuticals, In Other Words, the Ministry of
Education (looking to hire teachers), Keren Kayemet (looking to hire
tour guides and madrichim), representatives from the National Career
Counseling Center, resume writing assistance, information and
resources for start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs, job
boards with postings in a variety of professional fields, and speakers
on finding employment in Israel:

At 6:30pm Judy Feierstein, CEO of Transitions & Resources, Ltd, will
speak about "Starting your Career in Israel"
At 7:00pm Lynne Weinstein, MSW will talk about tips for a more
productive job search
At 7:30pm Barak Hullman will discuss creating an online business
At 8:00pm Jacob Richman will speak on "Computer Jobs and Hi-tech in

Bring your resume!

Sep. 30th, 2007


For serious only

Hi, my name is Julia and I work for Ezra.
We organize Birthright trips - 10-day free trips to Israel
Our groups are designed for Russian and non-Russian speaking individuals.
I am looking for people who wanna join me and my friends on the trip :)
(ages 18-26) Please let me know if you're interested.


Sep. 25th, 2007

(Jewish) Esther


folding chairs

Does anyone know where I can rent/borrow folding chairs for Sukkot, in Jerusalem?

Jun. 13th, 2007


Chag haGez

"Chag HaGez" in Maale Levona*
Sunday, July 1, 2007
15 Tammuz 5767

Starting at 16:00

Sheep Shearing
Children Activities
Pony Rides
Refreshments for sale
Arts and Crafts for sale

Special concert by Rami Schueller

A bus will be leaving from Binyanei HaUmah at 15:00 (fee for the bus and happening is 30NIS p/p or 150 NIS per family). Bus is by reservation only. Please reserve no later than June 25th. There will also be buses from Netanya and Raanana. Please contact Esther at 09-8348862 for information regarding those buses.

Tickets at Maale Levona: 15 NIS p/p or 60 NIS p/family.

For more info or to reserve a spot on the bus please call Mina Brody at 052-6070384.

Chag Sameach!

* Chag HaGez is a sheep shearing festival celebrated in biblical times, traditionally done in the spring. A portion was then tithed to the Kohanim, as it is written in Dvarim, 18:4 " The first-fruits of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep, shall you give him (the Kohanim and Leviim)".

Maale Levona is the only place that celebrates this, and a Kohain will be given a portion of the fleece.

(Please post this to the various community email lists. Thank you.)

Jun. 10th, 2007


Take me out to the ballgame

Baseball is coming to Israel! I'm so excited!!!

The closest team to us is Petach Tikvah so for now, that's who we're rooting for.

It's the only pro-sport league in Israel that is Shomer Shabbat (Sabbath observant - which means they don't play Saturdays). They've got players from all over the world.. including some from Australia...

So far we're probably going to go to the June 26th game. It's Harmonica Night... and we'll be going to Sportek Field to cheer the PT Pioneers at an away game against the Netanya Tigers.

I see more games in our future.
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Apr. 14th, 2007

(Jewish) Esther


University strike

Anyone know if the strike is still going on tomorrow?

Mar. 27th, 2007

(Jewish) Esther



So I need to get a gas company, since I'll soon have a gas oven for the first time ever since making aliyah.

What are my choices? And more importantly, who should I go with?

Feb. 15th, 2007


Shushan Purim Event

Oyez! Oyez!

The Shire of Maale Giborim invites the general populace to partake in a most unique event on Monday, the 5th of March, also known as Shushan Purim.

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Feb. 7th, 2007

(Jewish) Esther


Pool in Kiryat Moshe

So I've been looking for a pool in Jerusalem near either my apartment or my school, and I found one, yay!

The Institute for the Blind on Degel Re'uven (in Kiryat Moshe--right off HaRav Tzvi Yehuda St., about a block away from Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav) has a pool with separate hours. Their telephone number is 02-6599515 and following is a list of their hours:

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The price is 39 shekel per adult and 36 shekel per kid for a one-time thing (32 shekel if you show up Sun-Thurs in between 9:00 and 15:00, I think).

They've also got a gym, but if you think I'm typing the whole thing out, you're crazy. Anyone who's interested in gym times, comment and I'll scan the schedule for you.

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